The day after her 44th birthday, Michele McIntosh, a single mother of three from Far Rockaway, received a present in the mail she did not want - a foreclosure notice on her condominium.
FORECLOSED! Record numbers expected to continue in Queens
McIntosh is not alone, as foreclosures in Queens, specifically in southeast Queens, have been occurring at record levels throughout the past year, and some experts are predicting little relief in the near future.
The foreclosure rate continues to soar across the country and in New York City, where the number of foreclosures more than doubled in Queens in the last year.
Report: Foreclosure Rates Soars Throughout City
The biggest spike in the city was in Queens, where the number of foreclosures was up a whopping 126 percent.
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